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United Airlines to Offer At-Home Covid-19 Tests for Latin American, Caribbean Destinations

United Airlines to Offer At-Home Covid-19 Tests for Latin American, Caribbean Destinations

United Airlines announced it would offer travelers flying from George Bush Intercontinental Airport to ten destinations in the Caribbean and Latin America a coronavirus home testing option that meets local entry requirements.
“Widespread testing is key to unlocking international borders and safely reopening global travel,” said Toby Enqvist, the airline’s chief customer officer.
The program will support Aruba; Belize City, Belize; Guatemala City, Guatemala; Lima; Nassau, Bahamas; Panama City, Panama; and three …

Former Trump Ocean Club in Panama to Become JW Marriott

Former Trump Ocean Club in Panama to Become JW Marriott

Marriott International announced the reflagging of the Bahia Grand Panama Hotel in Panama City, formerly the Trump Ocean Club, as the JW Marriott.
The hotel opened in 2011 and was the first international development by the Trump Organization. It is located in the tallest building in Central America, a 70-story, 2,500,000-square-foot (230,000-square-meter) mixed use waterfront condominium.
The JW Marriott’s 369 rooms average 600 square feet (56 square meters) and many offer views …

Air China to Launch Beijing-Panama City via Houston

Air China to Launch Beijing-Panama City via Houston

Air China announced it plans to offer service between Beijing and Panama City with an intermediate stop in Houston, Texas.
The move follows the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Panama in 2017.
The Beijing-based carrier will operate the flights using Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The 777 is equipped with eight fully lie-flat seats in the first-class cabin and 22 fully lie-flat seats in business.
Flights will operate on Thursdays and Sundays and …

New Luxury Collection Hotel Opens in Panama

New Luxury Collection Hotel Opens in Panama

Marriott Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of a new Luxury Collection property in Panama City, Panama. The Santa Maria, Panama City is located close to the city’s center, and in close proximity to Tocumen International Airport.
The hotel has 182 guestrooms and suites, each outfitted with authentic Panamanian design elements such as Guna Yala-inspired traditional Mola blankets that are on the beds and handmade baskets by the Embera people, an …

Copa Airlines, Turkish Airlines Plan New Partnership

Copa Airlines, Turkish Airlines Plan New Partnership

Copa Airlines and Turkish Airlines announced the signing of a new codeshare agreement.
The agreement will allow Turkish to place its code on Copa Airlines flights between Panama City, Panama, and various destinations throughout South America and the Caribbean, including David, Panama; Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro, Manaus, Belo Horizonte and Sao Paulo, Brazil; Santo Domingo and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; Guayaquil and Quito, Ecuador; San Salvador, El Salvador; Asuncion, Paraguay; …

Lufthansa Connects Frankfurt with Panama City

Lufthansa Connects Frankfurt with Panama City

Lufthansa announced the launch of new service between Frankfurt and Panama City, Panama. The airline will operate the route five times a week, using Airbus A340-300 aircraft.
Flights will depart Frankfurt Airport at 10:15 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and arrive at Panama City’s Tocumen International Airport at 4:40 p.m. From Panama City, flights are scheduled to depart at 6:45 p.m. and arrive back in Frankfurt at 11:35 …

New Crowne Plaza Opens in Panama

New Crowne Plaza Opens in Panama

InterContinental Hotels Group announced the opening of the Crowne Plaza Panama Airport hotel.  Situated near Tocumen International Airport, the hotel is the first Crowne Plaza property in Latin America to be located less than a mile from an airport.
The property has 144 rooms, each with 40” TVs and a minibar.  The hotel also has over 5,290 square feet (491 square meters) of meeting and event space, including six meeting rooms.
Guests …